A QUICK LOOK
December 07 Christmas Decorating
December 09 The Tidesmen
December 10 CWL Potluck Luncheon
December 17 Christmas Decorating
December 17 Parish Christmas Dinner
(see below for more details as the time approaches)
Holy Trinity Catholic welcomes Amber Adams to our Church office, starting Tuesday December 6th. Previously employed by Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation, as their Director of Marketing and Communications and Director of Donor Relations, Amber was responsible for all marketing and communications, advertising and fundraising. Some of you will know Amber from St. Peter’s where she was the Office Manager and deepened her knowledge of Diocesan policies and procedures. Amber brings a wealth of knowledge to our parish and will be a valuable member of our team, please stop by to welcome Amber into our church family. Sarah will be moving out of the main office into the finance room next door, where her role will revolve around accounting and volunteer coordination. Both Amber and Sarah will be in the building during our office hours of Tuesday to Friday from 9am to 1:45pm.
Please note that to be included in your 2022 tax receipt, which will be issued in February, your donations to Holy Trinity and/or SSVDP should be received at the church by Sunday December 25th, 2022. Donations received after the 25th will be gratefully accepted and applied to your 2023 tax receipt. Please ensure that we have your correct mailing address to send your tax receipts to in the New Year, SSVDP will be sending out their own tax receipt's so your contact information should also be updated with them.
MESSAGES FROM THE DIOCESE...
The CCCB are offering a series of four free webinars beginning October 25, topics include becoming joyful messengers of Christ, the synodal way, next steps in solidarity with Indigenous peoples. Sessions will be held on Tuesdays from 10-11:30am.
TRUTH & RECONCILIATION COMMITTEE:
Here at Holy Trinity we are forming a Truth & Reconciliation Committee, under the guidance of the Diocese, for ways in which we can begin to walk with our First Nations neighbours on the Truth & Reconciliation journey. If you are interested in being a part of the committee please contact our church office.
are now available in the Narthex, they are $6 each and you can pay either by cash, cheque or e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CWL COMING EVENTS
CWL POTLUCK LUNCHEON: Save the date, Saturday December 10 at 11am. Our Potluck Luncheon will be in the Church Lounge. Come and enjoy friendship and fun. Bring a friend and a little food to share.
CWL & CROSSROAD PREGNANCY CENTRE: The CWL is collecting unwrapped baby items and monetary donations for the Crossroads Pregnancy Centre from now until we hold our Potluck Luncheon on December 10. You can drop your donations off at the Parish office or give them to any CWL Executive. All money will be converted to $25.00 gift cards from Wal-Mart and Superstore. A list of needed items is posted on the CWL bulletin board. Call the office if you have any questions.
HALL CHRISTMAS DECORATING
The Knights of Columbus are looking for help with decorating the Hall for Christmas. Volunteers would be much appreciated on Wednesday 7th December at 10am when the majority of decorations will be put up. There will also be another date for putting up and decorating the Christmas Tree and setting up tables, on Saturday 17th December at 10am, in preparation for our Parish Christmas Dinner later that day. Thank you for your support.
Join us for a festive evening with the Tidesmen & Friends, here at Holy Trinity on Friday, December 9th at 7pm. Tickets are available at the church office,
adults $25 and children $10.
PARISH CHRISTMAS DINNER
Holy Trinity Catholic Parish and the Knights of Columbus are once again holding their Christmas Dinner. This year it will be held on Saturday, 17th December. On this day Mass will be held early at 5pm for those of you who would like to attend both! Hall doors open at 6pm, with dinner served around 6:45pm. There will be Turkey and Ham with all the trimmings, a visit from St. Nick and some carol singing. Tickets are $30 for adults, $20 for children 11-18 and free for children 10 and under
continues to serve the needy in our community. As the cost of living expenses, such as food and rent continue to increase, many people are unable to keep up. Last year the storage space for food items was sold. As a result, we no longer provide hampers to our clients but give gift cards from grocery stores.
Because of this change, if you wish to donate hamper foods for thanksgiving, please place them in your local loaves and fishes or charity food collection boxes.
To contribute to your local SSVDP, use the blue envelopes designated for SSVDP, found in your envelope boxes, or in the lobby. Please include your name so we can acknowledge your donation with an income tax receipt.
The need is real. Our local conference made over 50 deliveries since July, for requests of food and other needs for children and adults.
We appreciate the prayers, financial and moral support of
Holy Trinity parishioners.
has started again on Sundays at the 9.30am Mass, together with a lesson for K to grade 1.
The Sacramental program is 6-7pm on Monday nights for grades 4-5, given by
Terena Jensen on Zoom .
During Advent the children participate by
saying a prayer at the beginning of Mass.
There will be a Christmas Pageant this year,
please let us know if you would like your child/ren to participate.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES
Classes run on Monday evenings 6pm-7pm, beginning on September 12th.
Please note that Mass is held at 6pm on Mondays, so we ask that when walking down the hall to the classrooms there is no running and talking is kept to a minimum so as not to disturb people attending the Mass.
Registration forms are available in the foyer,
Please return them directly to the office.
Attention Youth grades 6 -12! Our Youth Group began at 3pm on September 17th. Please pick up registration forms in the foyer and return completed forms to the office.
All youths in Grade 6—Grade 12 are invited to joint the Youth Group every 3rd Saturday of the month at 3pm,
and every 4th Monday of the month at 6pm.
For more information, contact the office.
FAITH FORMATION COORDINATOR POSITION
Holy Trinity Catholic Church is seeking candidates for a Faith Formation Coordinator position,
for teaching religious education to grades K-5 on Monday evenings and Sunday mornings.
Salary is based on approximately 6hrs per week,
but may vary slightly according to program needs.
For more information please contact the office at
250.390.2612, or by email at email@example.com.
DIOCESE MARRIAGE PREP ONLINE
The Diocese of Victoria is now offering their Marriage Preparation Course fully online. The cost is $80 per couple and consists of several modules on relevant subjects, individual and couple activities, and assessments as well as a liturgy planning guide. Couples will be able to work through the program at their own pace.
At the end of the course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion, which will be recognized by any parish within our Diocese.
For more information, go to www.rcdvictoria.org/marriageprep
OR find the course on Eventbrite.
Questions? Contact Moira Gill at firstname.lastname@example.org
OR 250 -470-1331 ext. 237.
Please ensure that we have your correct mailing address to send your tax receipts to in the New Year.
Update your information with us by contacting the office directly.
All Parishioners have the ability to register online to view the current contact information we hold for each family.
Please go to the following website and register as a ‘new user’, so you are able to view this information and update it if necessary.
https:// v i c t o r i a b c . p a r i s h s o f t f a m i l y s u i t e . c o m / Default.aspx.
Once you register, your account will be linked up to the information we hold within our database.
For help in navigating the website, or with how to register, please watch the videos linked below.
We are the first church within the Victoria Diocese to begin rolling out this program to our parishioners, please contact the office if you have any questions.
My Own Church Member Registration https:// vimeo.com/102551875
My Own Church Member Navigation https:// vimeo.com/103550025
Holy Trinity Catholic Parish
6234 Spartan Rd
Namaimo, V9T 2N9
250 390-2612 250 390-2612
Starting Sep 7, 2022
Tue to Fri - 9am to 1:45 pm
Closed - Sat., Sun & Mon
- all Statutory Holidays
- Friday 25 November for Diocesan Staff Faith Day
For pastoral emergencies outside of business hours
you may call
Fr. Jozef Kobos
at 250 751-1567.
REGULAR MASS TIMES
Saturday - 6pm
Sunday - 8am & 9:30am
Monday - 6pm
Tue - Fri - 9am
1 800 968-3146
1 866 892-3739
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